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Sesshin

Sesshin is a multiple day meditation retreat which allows a deepening meditation.  
Partial participation in Shao Shan Temple sesshins is possible.  

If you have never attended a meditation program at Shao Shan Temple before, please contact us prior to the beginning of sesshin to arrange for a first time visit.

Sesshins, and all Shao Shan Temple programs, are by donation.


The next Sesshin is October 20-22, 2017

Oct. 20th  -22nd   Sesshin

October 20th                 Friday

6:30 pm                               – Entrance Ceremony

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm          – Zazen & Kinhin (sitting & walking meditation)


October 21st              Saturday

5:30am – 7:00am            - Zazen & Kinhin

7:00am                                - Morning Service followed by Breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am            - Study Group (or individual zazen/kinhin)

9:00am – 9:40pm            - Zazen

9:40am – 11:00am          - break

11:00am – 12:30pm       - Zazen & Kinhin

12:30pm                             - Lunch & Food Offering Walk(optional)

2:00pm – 5:00pm            - Zazen & Kinhin

5:00pm                                - Supper

7:00pm – 8:30 pm           - Zazen & Kinhin


October  22nd              Sunday

5:30am – 7:00am            - Zazen & Kinhin

7:10am                                 - Breakfast

9:30am                                - Zazenkai Orientation & Service

10:00am – 12:30pm       - Zazen & Kinhin

12:30pm                             - Lunch & Food Offering Walk(optional)

2:00pm – 2:30pm            - Dharma Talk

2:30pm – 4:00pm            - Zazen & Kinhin

4:00pm                                - Closing Ceremony

-  Informal Tea